The words fabric and cloth are used in textile assembly trades (such as tailoring and dressmaking) as synonyms for textile. However, there are subtle differences in these terms in specialized usage. Textile refers to any material made of interlacing fibres. Fabric refers to any material made through weaving, knitting, spreading, crocheting, or bonding that may be used in production of further goods (garments, etc.). Cloth may be used synonymously with fabric but often refers to a finished piece of fabric used for a specific purpose (e.g., table cloth).
The word 'textile' is from Latin, from the adjective textilis, meaning 'woven', from textus, the past participle of the verb texere, 'to weave'.
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A £2m fund aimed at reducing the environmental impact of textiles has been launched in Scotland. ZeroWaste Scotland (ZWS) said the money would go directly to textile businesses across the nation, from fashion to upholstery ... The Circular Textiles Fund is designed to boost Scotland's circular economy.